How the UAE is Empowering its Citizens through Blockchain

Blockchain is proving to be a disruptive technology. Over the last few years, countries, governments and organizations started experimenting with blockchain, and are now adopting this transformational technology. The United Arab Emirates has been tapping into the potential of blockchain to revolutionize its government processes and citizen services. Dubai’s journey with blockchain dates back to […]

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New-School Analytics: Knowing Your Customers’ Communities

Personalization drives nearly every marketing and sales initiative nowadays. Businesses try to duplicate in the digital realm the face-to-face interactions that small-town grocers have with their customers. Advanced data collection and analytics help fill the void of actual conversation to make sense of all kinds of customer information: historical data from past purchases, behavioral data […]

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Rugby Football Union, IBM Move on AI, Cloud for Fan Engagement

Nowhere is the virtuous circle of business more prevalent than in the world of sport. An athlete or team attracts fans, which drives a following, which attracts business partners and sponsors and enables the sports organization to invest in its business to drive success. In doing so, the athlete or club extends its fan base […]

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Canadian Border Agency Pilots Blockchain

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), created in 2003, is responsible for facilitating legitimate travel and trade. Our broad public safety mandate provides services across 1,200 points of entry and 39 international locations. On an average day, we process over 58,600 commercial releases, 14,400 trucks, 240,000 mail items, and 127,400 courier shipments, collecting more than […]

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IBM, Travelport Build Future of Travel Planning on Blockchain

There’s a great deal of discussion being had across industries and around the world about the potential impact of blockchain, a market that’s expected to be worth nearly $14B by 2022[1]. As Travelport’s Chief Architect, my team and I are responsible for seeing through the hype and finding the right implementation for new technologies. We […]

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Using Data and Analytics to Combat Human Trafficking

After serving as Deputy Director of Intelligence for the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency – similar to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation – I found that “retiring” really wasn’t an option for me. I couldn’t walk away from the fight against human trafficking and other forms of modern slavery. It’s just too important. And […]

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Reimagining the Fan Experience Through AI

Digital technology has created an expectation among consumers for unique, personalized experiences. Sports teams, performance venues, competitions, major sporting events and award shows are under intense pressure to go beyond staging live entertainment by providing a personalized and interactive fan experience, whether a user is on their couch or in a 100,000-seat stadium. One great […]

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How Wyoming Ranchers Are Counting on IBM Blockchain for Traceability

Wild, wonderful Wyoming. There’s no place like it in the world. With the lowest population of any U.S. state, traditions from the old west endure and form the foundation of our state culture and identity. Chief among these is ranching, which is still practiced the old way in Wyoming, where open range, cattle drives and […]

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A New Way to Accelerate Your AI Plans

Building artificial intelligence (AI) systems involves more than learning how to perform a specific task from data; it requires a strong data foundation and infrastructure architecture. This foundation, as my colleagues have said on this blog many times, assists organizations large and small as they scale the Ladder to AI. As CDO of this great […]

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On the Dedication of the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., Center for Learning

IBMers have built our company on enduring values and principles, and one of those principles has been the importance of continuing to grow and build skills. It’s how we’ve helped the company survive and thrive for 107 years, and it’s why our clients have come to rely on IBM to constantly renew our products, our […]

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IBM Melds Data Science, Business Intelligence on the Cloud

As enterprises turn to artificial intelligence (AI) to beef up business performance and drive competitive advantage, IBM is working to make analytics, data science and machine learning – the core of AI – more accessible and easy for any organization, large or small, via the cloud. It’s no surprise that large organizations understand the value […]

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Five Ways Businesses Can Prepare for Extreme Weather Events

Along the East Coast of the U.S., residents are grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Typhoon Mangkut has caused similar damage in Hong Kong, mainland China, and the Philippines, forcing millions to evacuate across the region. According to initial reports, Florence knocked out electricity to more than 1 million businesses and homes, prompted more […]

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